Q: Do I need to speak the language?
A: No. The professionals with whom we interact are conversational, if not fluent, in English.
Q: Why would I go abroad when I plan on studying in the U.S.?
A: Clients and projects vary entirely by program. Speak with our team surrounding upcoming clients and projects.
Q: By when do I have to apply?
A: Candidates are to submit their application two months in advance of their respective program's launch date.
The application deadlines are are:
Spring Sprint (March 10 - 18): We are still accepting applications.
Summer 1 (May 19 - June 15): March 19
Summer 2 (June 16 - July 13): April 16
Summer 3 (July 14 - August 10): May 14
Winter Sprint (December 27, 2018 - January 5, 2019): October 27, 2018
Q: Finances are tight. How can I afford the program?
A: Finances are a reality with which we all grapple. We understand that, and have therefore developed an expertise in aiding students to meet the fees. Accepted candidates receive personalized help, but you can start with the Fundraising Packet, below:
Q: How do I apply?
A: Begin the application process by visiting our Apply page (also found in the top-right of this site), and completing the Application Request form.
Q: Why Madrid, Spain?
A: We are in the process of expanding our locations, but began with Madrid because of its status as both a hub of law and highly attractive destination.
Q: What if I have conflicts with the dates?
A: Our team works with Fellows to work around schedules, and, if need be, Fellows may defer to later dates.
Q: How will we all stay in touch?
A: Each Fellow is provided a basic emergency phone that will have the Site Manager's number programmed in. Additionally, it may be used to call the other Fellows and parents back home.
Q: How competitive are the programs?
A: Lex Fellows are selected based on a comprehensive evaluation of their academic performance, previous experience, professionalism, and career interests and intent.
Q: How does the networking work?
A: Lex Fellows have the opportunity to meet with lawyers throughout the entire Fellowship. At the firms, Fellows may speak with the lawyers during and after the presentation, though this varies according to the lawyers' availability. Regardless, the Lex Fellowship hosts a final program dinner to which the visited firms and invited, and for which Fellows list their preference of firms. Fellows then are assigned a table with one of their preferences, and have the whole evening to learn more from that lawyer and their firm(s)